Bloomfield Eyes Layoffs


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MyVeronaNJ-Budget3West Caldwell has gone to the mat with its police department to close its budget gap. Irvington has put a massive furlough program in place. Now it’s Bloomfield’s turn. According to Baristanet, a town councilwoman is confirming that there will be layoffs in that town.

To get an understanding of why there is so much wrangling involved when governments try to do what the public sector has been doing for months, take a look at a scathing report released this week by New Jersey’s State Commission of Investigation. It found that, across the state, tens of millions in taxpayer dollars are being wasted on all sorts of crazy benefits for municipal employees–like paid time off to do holiday shopping and go to weddings. The Record notes that the problems are particularly glaring in Bergen County.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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